Title: Letter from William F. Cody to Moses Kerngood

Date: August 3, 1898

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Buffalo Bill's Wild West

My. Dear. Kerngood

Tear this up— Fanny was our guest. only wish she could have remained longer When you get tired of her send her to us COD.

Mrs Cody has gone home to get Irma ready for school Irma is here and sends love. I got a cable from Gen Miles to report to him at Ponce immediately. And I am all broke up because I cant start tonight. its impossible for me to leave without some preperation. and it will entail a big loss and   my partners naturally object But go I must. I have been in Every war our country has had since bleeding Kansas war— in which my Father was killed. And must be in this if I get in at the tail end. I will have a roving commission which will just suit me.

I am doing a big business in this neck of the woods.

Love to all—
Your old friend

W.F. Cody

Note: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in Wausau, Wisconsin, on August 3, 1898. Moses Kerngood was a friend of WFC's from Rochester, New York. 'Ponce' refers to Ponce, Puerto Rico. The Spanish American War (April 25 - August 12, 1898) was a conflict between Spain and the United States which was fought in Cuba, the Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

Title: Letter from William F. Cody to Moses Kerngood

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, MS6.0091a-b

Date: August 3, 1898

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Keyword: Bleeding Kansas

People: Kerngood, Moses, 1847 - 1905 Kerngood Schloss, Fanny, 1881-1956 Garlow, Irma Louise, 1883-1918 Cody, Louisa Frederici, 1843-1921 Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925 Cody, Isaac

Place: Wausau (Wis.)

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